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04
Nov

Lecture in Charlottesville, Virginia

I gave another lecture at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities This one titled, “100 years of Philanthropy: Changing Appalachia.” Great audience and delicious lunch.

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31
Oct

Philanthropy 100 years ago: Changing Appalachia. Noon on November 4th.

Wilson flyer for Nov. 4 Lecture at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, VA. I will be discussing the impact that the Southern Industrial Educational Association, Inc (1905-1926) had on economic development and craft revival in Appalachian. The public is invited.

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13
Aug

Invited to Derry City, Northern Ireland

Enjoying another fabulous trip to NI. This time I am in Derry giving 2 presentations at the Shirt Factory Project as part f the City of Culture events.

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22
Jun

Gift to the Lisburn Linen Centre

Ms. Shirley Lord Rosenthal flew in from New York to donate a gorgeous skirt of fine pleated Irish linen designed by famed Irish designer Sybil Connolly to the museum. It was a fantastic evening and Shirley’s gift will certainly enhance the museum’s collection. L to R: Elaine Flanigan, museum curator; Shirley Rosenthal, Geraldine Connon, fashion […]

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22
Jun

Comment from Ruth Morrow, Tactility Factory, Belfast

A lovely evening, listening to a great american scholar, Kathleen Curtis Wilson, who has spent the last 10 years researching and writing the book  ‘Irish People, Irish Linen.’ It is not only the clarity and richness with which she sets out the  technical, statistical, cultural context that continues to surround the concept of ‘Irish Linen’ […]

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20
Jun

University of Ulster Reception

A small group of colleagues who were instrumental in helping with my research for the book, Irish People, Irish Linen, gathered in Belfast at the university on Monday evening, June 18 for a reception in my honor. It was a wonderful opportunity to visit with old friends that have been so supportive of my work […]

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10
Jun

Millia Davenport Publication Award of the Costume Society of America

Irish People, Irish Linen was not the finalist but it was one of seven short-listed for the award and received many commendations from the jury. In comments about the book, the jurors commended the author’s enthusiasm for the topic and her sensitive curatorial and ethnographic eye. They also loved the wonderful production values and lovely images […]

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31
May

Nice to Hear from Old Friends

 Congratulations on the successful publication of the book. It is always a relief to finally see all the hard work translated into print and to relish a sense of completion. Now, on to vol two….! Unfortunately I shall not be in Ireland at the time of the Linen Hall Launch so please accept my apologies, […]

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30
May

Traveling to Northern Ireland Soon

I collected ‘Irish People, Irish Linen’ this morning and have been glued to it since!!  First of all thank you for the acknowledgement;  but more importantly thank you and congratulations on a superb publication.  Your patience and scholarship have been rewarded in a magnificant piece of work that we should all be grateful for – it […]

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14
Mar

A Quilt Maker Comments

After I read IPIL I put in an interlibrary loan request for Textile Art and Uplifting the South. I’m a quiltmaker, not a weaver, so I didn’t understand all the terminology but I certainly admired the coverlets in the exhibit. I also love human interest stories (I listen to StoryCorps on NPR every week) so […]

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